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1.0 out of 5 stars
VC500 is not recommended, Nov. 6 2011
Software installed easily on Windows 7 home premium. Video shown on capture screen looks great. However, once the capture button is hit, the video gets distorted and grainy - a significant loss of quality.
There is no way to adjust file size - the file from a 2hr Hi8 video tape is over 200Gb and too large to fit on the hard drive.
When capturing from VHS tape, the Showbiz App keeps crashing and is not usable at all.
Diamond Multimedia home page does not support this product - no improved drivers or debugged apps available.
I have owned several video capture products over the list 10 years, and the VC500 just does not measure up. You are better off using 5 yr old technology than the VC500. The VC500 is not recommended.